CRESTVIEW — Two local historians will serve on the city’s Historic Preservation Board following their Jan. 25 appointments.

Councilman Doug Faircloth nominated Betty Curenton and Claudia Patten, authors of “Crestview: The Forkland"; the City Council unanimously approved them.

Curenton and Patten spent almost 20 years' research on their book, which traces the city’s history from the Spanish colonial era through the 1990s.

The 11-member board provides recommendations in areas of historic preservation, architectural history, architectural planning, archeology and related disciplines, as set by the amended 1980 Historic Preservation Act and the Crestview code. It was established in Aug. 2001.